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December 10th-the change that Jesus has made in our lives far surpasses any change we could see in the outward appearance of anyone’s life.

Philomen 1: 10 I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my imprisonment, 11 who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me. 12 I have sent him … Continue reading

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December 6th-How often is it that we pray for our leaders, and, when we do, we focus on their shortcomings?

1 Timothy 2: 1First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet … Continue reading

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December 5th-The actions are directed at various people in different situations, but the last one, patience, is for all situations

1 Thessalonians 5:14We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Paul describes some of the desirable Christian behaviors and these for the most part are actions. The actions are directed at … Continue reading

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December 4th-Paul is teaching his teachers to treat newer believers as you would children, with plenty of exhortation and encouragement.

1 Thessalonians 2:9For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10You are witnesses, and so is … Continue reading

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December 3rd-Here we have Paul setting a great example of how to pray for others.

Colossians 1: 9For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and … Continue reading

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December 2nd- choosing to be joyful, leaving the misery aside.

Philippians 4: 8Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Paul … Continue reading

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November 27th-After the point of conversion in a person’s life, a great journey begins; but this journey is not meant to be taken alone.

Galatians 6:9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those … Continue reading

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